AMD Will Release 32-Core Threadripper 2990WX On August 13
AMD’s newest high-end Threadripper CPU will officially release on August 13th. The company is launching the flagship model, the 2990WX, with 32 cores and 64 threads first, with other second-generation Ryzen Threadripper processors following shortly.
For example, the 2950X which is a 16-core and 32-thread Threadripper CPU will release on August 31st. The ‘WX’ nomenclature refers to ‘workstation’, and will only be used on the Ryzen CPUs with either 24 or 32 cores.
Lastly, the chip manufacturer will release its other Threadripper CPUs in October. The 2970WX will be positioned between the 2990WX and the 2950X with 24 cores.
All workstation ‘WX’ models will have a base clock speed of 3GHz and a TDP of 250 watts. A maximum turbo boost can be achieved up to 4.2 GHz out of the box. All ‘X’ models have a clock speed of 3.5 GHz and are more suited for gaming, with a boost up to 4.4 GHz and 4.3 GHz for the 2950X and 2920X, respectively.
AMD will also launch the second-gen 2920X Threadripper CPU with 12 cores and 24 threads in October which is the successor to the Threadripper 1920X from last year.
AMD has also announced the price tags of its new CPU lineup, starting at $649 for the 2920X. The 2950X will change hands for $899. The workstation class 2970WX and 2990WX chips will change hands for $1,299 and $1,799, respectively.